Homes threatened by soil erosion in North Texas HOA subdivision

Retaining wall stone

 By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities Homeowners in a Fort Worth planned community say that soil erosion is causing their yards to sink, and sliding downhill each time it rains. NBC DFW visited Glen Eden, and spoke with HOA President Terrence Watson, who says that 20 homes in the subdivision are affected by earth movement. Video coverage shows clear evidence of erosion, failing retaining walls, and fences tearing apart at the seams. Glen Eden is Continue ReadingHomes threatened by soil erosion in North Texas HOA subdivision

HOA Issue #8: Ravine erosion threatens property, homeowners file lawsuit

Gavel and legal books lawsuit court

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities According to a homeowner lawsuit recently filed in Fort Bend County, Texas, Weston Lakes POA won’t address serious erosion problem in their drainage ravine. Joe and Jill Nixon purchased what they thought was their dream home in Riverwood Forest at Weston Lakes in July 2015. But within less than a year, the Nixons discovered a serious threat to their Fort Bend County property. Their backyard is rapidly eroding, with Continue ReadingHOA Issue #8: Ravine erosion threatens property, homeowners file lawsuit

Ravine erosion threatens property, homeowners file lawsuit

Gavel and legal books lawsuit court

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities According to a homeowner lawsuit recently filed in Fort Bend County, Texas, Weston Lakes POA is not addressing a serious erosion problem in their drainage ravine. Joe and Jill Nixon purchased what they thought was their dream home in Riverwood Forest at Weston Lakes in July 2015. But within less than a year, the Nixons discovered a serious threat to their Fort Bend County property. Their backyard is rapidly Continue ReadingRavine erosion threatens property, homeowners file lawsuit

HOA, Condo, Co-op Stormwater and Flood Headaches (Nov. 2017)

Suburban pond lake sidewalk storm water woes

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities   STORMWATER ISSUES LEAVING CITY UP A CREEK (AL) by Emily Featherston September 22, 2017 Excerpt: Vestavia Lake, which sits on private property owned by the Vestavia Lake Homeowners Association (VLHA), has lost between three and six feet of depth in the last 20 years, according to homeowners Tommy McCain and Alan Arrington. That loss of depth, according to numerous studies by independent engineering and environmental firms, is the Continue ReadingHOA, Condo, Co-op Stormwater and Flood Headaches (Nov. 2017)